Politics

Thousands of Oregonians vote against psilocybin centers

The advocates said education is a key to breaking down resistance. Oregon’s law does not create a market for psilocybin, and possession, consumption and manufacturing… outside licensed facilities will remain illegal… battles over the regulations might occur… 137 Oregon towns and counties vote to opt out of psilocybin services. Original Article (Oregon Capitol Chronicle &…

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Psilocybin… use…

This is a high-level 4-step process someone would go through when they would be looking to seek access to psilocybin… “I do have a lot of concerns about how accessible this is going to be because it seems there are so many hurdles and so many barriers to be able to start a treatment center…

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Psilocybin… to spread…

“This helps preserve farms, and it’s not water intensive,” Planning Commissioner Tom Lavagnino said of the mushroom industry. Planning Commissioner Brad Bennington fears businesses will buy up large chunks of… land in order to set up mushroom retreat centers, which will drive up the cost of… land. Counties and cities are allowed to adopt additional…

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Anthropology

2 men arrested following raid at Toronto dispensary selling magic mushrooms

Police executed a search warrant on Saturday [11/12/22] and arrested the two men. They also seized… dried psilocybin, psilocybin derived edibles… …have each been charged with possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking… Original Article (CBC.ca):2 men arrested following raid at Toronto dispensary selling magic mushroomsArtwork Fair Use: Andrew Gook

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Politics

…historic psychedelic decriminalization act…

…introduces the most comprehensive decriminalization provision seen in the United States to date. While Oregon ostensibly decriminalized personal use of all drugs in 2020, it still considered the practice a “Class E” violation, allowing police to engage… and present them with a fine. Colorado does completely decriminalize the personal use, possession, growth, transportation, and sharing…

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Politics

San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approve psychedelics decriminalization resolution

…it urges police to deprioritize psychedelics as “amongst the lowest priority” for enforcement and requests that “City resources not be used for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution arising out of alleged violations of state and federal law regarding the use of Entheogenic Plants listed on the Federally Controlled Substances Schedule 1 list.” The resolution says that…

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Psychology

Can psychedelics follow cannabis’ lead?

The psychedelics industry is similar to where the cannabis industry was 10 years ago as it fights for legalization in various countries. Retail establishments in the Netherlands that specializes in the sale of psychoactive substances, such as magic truffles, are called Smart Shops. There are an estimated 100 Smart Shops operating in the Netherlands, generating…

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Medicine/Healing

Colorado… what’s passed…

Proposition 122 appears headed to victory after opponents conceded the race on Wednesday [11/09/22] night. Colorado… decriminalized grow, gift and use… psychedelic mushrooms… this means people will be allowed to grow, share and gift these substances, but they would not be allowed to sell them directly… The measure was ahead by about 3 points –…

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Politics

…we cannot forget… personal-use protections are the most important…

“We cannot forget that the decriminalization and personal-use protections are the most important part of this measure…” said grassroots organizer Nicole Forester. The proposal also gives the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies the authority to create a legal framework for psychedelics access. DORA is now charged with licensing “healing centers,” where people can go to consume psychedelics…

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Politics

The most comprehensive state psychedelic reform measure…

The passage of this measure comes four years after Denver became the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin… mushrooms… Possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin, ibogaine… DMT… will be legalized for adults 21 and older… [and] the development of rules for a therapeutic psychedelics program where adults 21 and older can visit a “licensed healing center…

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